Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Windows Phone is fighting an uphill battle. Microsoft still has work to do in terms of user experience and the big hardware partners like HTC and Samsung are starting to lose interest and putting in only token efforts. But Nokia is keeping the platform in the conversation. We're not willing to consign Windows Phone to the same level of hopelessness as the open-source webOS or the out-to-pasture BB OS precisely because Nokia is too big and too active a partner." Having a big partner is by no means a guarantee. Microsoft is doing whatever it can - both legal and should-not-be-legal - to get people to buy Windows Phone, and it isn't working. A brand only gets you so far - you need a compelling product, too, and as much as I like Windows Phone, it's just not there yet compared to iOS and Android.
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RE[9]: Doomed
by bluedodo on Mon 9th Apr 2012 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Doomed"
bluedodo
Member since:
2006-03-26

Most people don't buy Windows by choice.

Theats because they don't need to choose they are already getting what they want. If they wannted OSX they's have bought a Mac instead they bought a Windows box because they wanted Windows. People have plenty of choice, don't twist things to support your agenda. Nobody complains that Macs are bundled with Mac OSX, cleasrly Apple is forcing me to use it at gun point and taking away my choice.

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RE[10]: Doomed
by JAlexoid on Tue 10th Apr 2012 08:23 in reply to "RE[9]: Doomed"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Theats because they don't need to choose they are already getting what they want. If they wannted OSX they's have bought a Mac instead they bought a Windows box because they wanted Windows.

I fail to see where those people actually make a concious choice. That is because "no one" is asking for Windows when they buy a computer.
And I can guarantee, that there are a lot of people that are surprised that their Mac does not have the software that they are used to.

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RE[11]: Doomed
by gonzo on Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:26 in reply to "RE[10]: Doomed"
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

I fail to see where those people actually make a concious choice.


Lots of Windows installations are illegal, piracy.

Those people DO have a choice: steal Windows or use free Linux. And they chose to steal. Consciously.

That's how bad Linux on desktop is these days. It may change one day.

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